Martha Noel Obituary

Martha   Noel
Martha Noel

October 26, 1923 - December 31, 2018
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Martha was born October 26,1923 to Jay and Laura Merchant in Rensaleer, Indiana.

She grew up on a farm near Brook, Indiana and Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from Purdue University, Martha moved to St. Louis and went to work in the Bacteriology Lab at The Jewish Hospital and Ralston Purina.

She met and married her husband, Donald in 1957. After getting married, she moved with her husband to Des Moines. There she got her Masters in Education at Drake University and worked as a teacher in the Des Moines Public School District for many years.

Preceding her in death were her sister, Georgia, her beloved husband, Donald Noel.

Survivors include daughters Lori Shoemaker, Julie Noel and Son, Gary. Grandsons Mike and Matt Wegner, Austin Noel, Ben, Nick, and Sam Shoemaker, nephews, Fred, Ben, and Dan Day.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Glaucoma Research Foundation or The Wesley Good Samaritan Fund.





Glen Echo Christian Church
4323 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, January 12, 2019


Glaucoma Research Foundation
251 Post Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California 94108
Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Acres
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312